Our Lapiplasty® Specialist
Dr. Edward M. Lang, D.P.M., our board-certified podiatric surgeon, has served the New Orleans and Metairie communities for over thirty years. Dr. Lang is trained and certified in the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction procedure. In 2022, his facility, New Orleans Podiatry Associates, earned a Center of Excellence rating from Treace Medical, the creators of the Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction procedure.
Fixing the Root Cause of Your Bunion
A common misconception is that a bunion is simply an overgrowth of bone that can be "shaved off." However, bunions are complex, 3D deformities caused by an unstable joint in the middle of the foot that allows your bone to drift out of alignment. Lapiplasty advanced bunion surgery technology returns your entire bone to normal 3D alignment, and the unstable joint is secured with patented titanium plates to get you back on your feet quickly.
While traditional 2D osteotomy surgery merely cuts and shifts the bone to address the 'bunion bump,' the Lapiplasty procedure corrects the entire bone in a 3D surgical approach.
How the Lapiplasty® Procedure Works
A bunion is a 3D deformity caused by unstable joints in the foot. Traditional bunion surgery cuts the jutting bone away and shifts the toe but does not repair the unstable joint that is the root cause of the bunion itself. This approach does not correct the bunion at the root and makes the recurrence likelihood much higher. By comparison, our Lapiplasty® procedure uses advanced instruments and a 3D surgical technique to return the joint to its correct alignment. It addresses the root cause of the problem, realigning the toe joint and correcting rotational errors common in bunion patients. This makes reoccurrence less likely (Dang-Huy et al., 2022). Many powerful technologies and advanced surgeon training combine to deliver this patented 3D Bunion Correction.™ The following video offers a quick one-minute look at how the Lapiplasty® procedure is performed.
Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Surgery Testimonials
Dang-Huy, D., Sun, J. & Wukich, K., (2022). Modified Lapidus Procedure and Hallux Valgus: A Systematic Review and Update on Triplanar Correction, Orthopedic Clinics of North America. V.54.Issue 4., October 2022, Pages 499-508.